Agriculture

COVID-19 has people looking for self-sufficient ways, like egg production, to put food on the table. Purchases of hens for egg production increased as the pandemic created food scarcity issues at local markets. Here are some tips from Craig Coufal, Ph.D., Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service...
In the Texas High Plains grain markets the bulk of bids were 2 to 4 cents lower on grain sorghum; 5 to 6 cents higher on wheat; 1 to 3 cents lower on corn.   The May contract closed 1.50 cents lower on corn, and 4.75 cents higher on May on KC wheat.  Prices paid or bid to producers delivered to...
The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will offer its award-winning Ranchers Agricultural Leasing Workshop as an online course available anytime. “Given the popularity of our live Ranchers Leasing Workshop events, we receive more requests for and interest in programs than we are able to...
The 2020 Hemphill County Texas A&M AgriLife Beef Cattle Conference has been rescheduled for Sept. 1-2. The conference will be in the Jones Pavilion, 1101 N. Sixth St., Canadian. “While we must delay in light of the COVID-19 pandemic, we believe the show must go on,” said Andy Holloway, Texas A...
Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service’s North Region family and community health agents are initiating a five-week Mindful Mondays online series beginning April 9. The program is free, but those planning to attend must register online by April 8 to receive further instructions. “We will be...
In the Texas High Plains grain markets the bulk of bids were 9 to 11 cents lower on grain sorghum; 18 cents lower on wheat; 5 to 7 cents lower on corn.  The May contract closed 6.00 cents lower on corn, and 18.00 cents lower on May on KC wheat.  Prices paid or bid to producers delivered to country...
Cotton acreage continues to boom in the High Plains north of Interstate 40, more than doubling in the past five years. And whether that is due to water savings or projections for improved profitability, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service specialists don’t foresee a slowdown in growth in the...
Remember when grandma dumped her coffee grounds on the flower bed and garden? Well, she was onto something, and one Texas company is now utilizing Texas A&M AgriLife research to capitalize on the value of this waste product. Ben Wherley, Ph.D., Texas A&M AgriLife Research turfgrass...
AMARILLO – Plains Land Bank has good news for its customers. It will distribute a record $8.5 million in cash patronage to its stockholders in April.  The rural lending cooperative declared the patronage distribution based on its strong financial results in 2019. “For our association, 2019 was a...
CANYON, Texas — Biological warfare technology born at West Texas A&M University to protect soldiers from anthrax has been readapted and deployed across campus to protect door handles from viruses and bacteria. Doors across West Texas A&M University soon will receive Copper Clean stickers...

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